Anti-ligature TV cabinets for mental health wards

  • 18 Nov 2019

The core aim of Contour is to provide safe, effective solutions to environments where those who are most vulnerable are at risk. Mental health care is an important sector where Contour have acquired a level of expertise and experience, adapting
to the requirements of their clients. The need for specially designed furniture in areas of care led Contour to its latest product: The anti-ligature TV cabinet.

Why Have we Developed the Anti-Ligature TV Cabinet?

Research has shown that televisions are an important factor in the well-being of patients in mental health facilities, offering a soothing and calming effect. This is of particular importance when stress and anxiety levels of patients are at its highest.

Whether their aim is to keep up to date with current affairs or to engage in entertaining and enjoyable content, access to screen media provides patients with a positive experience, aiding happiness and contentment.

Standard Television Cabinets

The introduction of the anti-ligature TV cabinet was brought about through in-depth reflection on standard television cabinets in mental health settings. Contour’s findings showed that televisions were the subject of frequent vandalism, costing wards time, effort and money. The costly nature of the vandalism made it necessary for us to develop a solution focussed on quality and longevity.

Additionally, Contour recognises that patients in mental health wards or pupils in special educational needs environments seek comfort in hyperstimulation; experiencing items through, at times, heavy touch. With that in mind, Contour sought to create a product that was built for durability, as well as safety.

The Need for Change

Now that more and more televisions are flat screen and placed on walls as a space-saving initiative, it is necessary to include this within our product design.

The anti-ligature TV cabinet is designed to be fitted neatly onto the wall, complimenting your current environment’s aesthetics.
We recognise the importance of utilising the space that you have available, whilst adding to the calming and soothing environment that you’re trying to achieve.

Product Description and Features:
– Contour’s Anti-Ligature TV cabinet protects televisions by fully encapsulating them in a stylish, wooden cabinet. The sloping sides minimise the risk of someone attaching a ligature to it.
– The cabinet has a strip-hinged front door that can only be opened with the keys provided, ensuring authorised access only. It is locked as standard with either key lock or star key quarter turn locks.
– 3mm holes are punched into the powder coated ventilation grilles that allow air to circulate through the cover, as well as allowing sound to escape into the room.
– The frame of the cabinet is made from 25mm melamine faced MDF in a white finish. The TV is protected via an 8mm polycarbonate vison panel.
– Standard sizes are available to suit 32”, 42” and 50” TVs. Should you require a different size then please contact us to discuss.

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
Shifnal
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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